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Angiographs of Esselstyn's subjects
dteresa posted:

If you scroll down to the information on angiographies of the patients it looks to me like seven were excluded and in some of these, heart disease progressed. Was this kosher to exclude these? While Esselstyn reports no cardiac events over 12 years or more, it looks like artery disease is progressing. Why no cardiac events? I think the diet is a good one but maybe not all that good. His patients also were taking cholesterol lowering meds.

Also, none of the patients was a smoker, diabetic or hypertensive. I did not think that you could escape hypertension if you had artery disease. I am very confused. I wrote to him once and asked if any of his patients were diabetic and didn't receive and answer, but found it in his discussion of the results. I cannot judge on my own MI because I was not following his diet 100%. However, would the results have been different if some of his patients were diabetic? Even if they were controlled as I was but nevertheless had an MI despite normal fasting and A1c levels.


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